Leigh Anne Langwell, ‘Shadow’, 2004-2014, Richard Levy Gallery

Leigh Anne Langwell (b. 1964) uses sparklers and handblown glass objects to create her cameraless imagery. This series began with her employment as a medical photographer and is rooted in the history of medical and scientific imaging. She builds three-dimensional sculptures out of translucent and transparent materials, and arranges them on photographic paper in the darkroom. Langwell has an MFA from the University of New Mexico. She has received the John D. Phelan Award for California-born artists and the Santa Fe Prize for Photography. She has worked as a medical photographer, technical editor, and graphic artist and has been adjunct lecturer at the University of New Mexico.